Former House Speaker John Boehner has been in a very public feud over the past few days with Republican Senator Ted Cruz, after Boehner took several shots at Cruz in his new book. Boehner now says that Cruz was targeted specifically in the book because he has been “stirring up the crazies” in the Republican Party for many years. Boehner is no hero, but he has a valid point about Ted Cruz, as Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced